Microsoft is bringing the Bash shell to Windows — repost from VentureBeat

Microsoft today announced at its Build conference in San Francisco that it’s bringing the Bash shell to Windows.

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NPAPI Plugin sample for Firefox

I recently got started on a project that had a NPAPI/XPCOM component that implements a custom control to be used in a  web page to demonstrate the companies technology.  I rewrote the control to get rid of the XPCOM api which opened up the compatibility of the control to include Google chrome and other NPAPI…

Microsoft Surface

With Surface, Microsoft has finally figured out how important it is to control the hardware platform. Apple was the first company that successfully make the personal computer a consumer device. Apple owns every aspect of their design. That has been the key to their success. My MacBook Pro is one of the best laptops that…

Windows 8 Is “A Cognitive Burden”

Microsoft is certainly taking a big risk here. combining elements of the mobile platform and the desktop is big step for their user base. I don’t know if this is a good idea, time will tell. Originally posted on TechCrunch: It’s hard to blame Microsoft for making bold decisions with its upcoming desktop operating system.…

resolving Gitolite permissions issues.

9 times out of 10 it’s ssh. I am converting a client from CVS to Git managed with Gitolite.  So far the process has been smooth, but here have been  a few hiccups along the way.  The most common problem is the generation of proper ssh keys that Git can use. Converting the clients users…